$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Clears Congress

by Aisha Choudry

bills_domeWASHINGTON—Congress headed off a possible government shutdown on Dec. 18 with the passage of a $1.14 trillion spending bill. The measure funds the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2016.

The package includes the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and the fiscal 2016 Intelligence Authorization Act. CISA encourages private firms to share more cyber threat data with law enforcement. It includes provisions to improve Federal network and information system security, among others.

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